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How Usable is Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act FOIA

From Springfield and home of the SJ-R, we hear a panel comprised of a journalist, lawyer and city official discuss the benefits and problems...
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Sen Dick Durbin on Creating a Fairer Criminal Justice System

Sen. Dick Durbin addresses a City Club of Chicago audience on the need for Criminal Justice reform, and how the state budget impasse is...
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Bill Clutter: Working to Free the Wrongfully Convicted, and Problems with...

We talk to Bill Clutter, private investigator, who was instrumental in establishing the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois at Springfield...
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Pension Lawsuit Update, Oct 8

We talk with Attorney Aaron Maduff, representing the State Universities Annuitants Association and get a status update on SUAA's lawsuit against the state, challenging...

US Supreme Court Rules IN FAVOR of Janus in Historic Union...

Washington, June 27, 2018 - In a historic 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled today that government workers cannot be forced to join...
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Author Heather MacDonald, “The War on Cops”

From Chicago: Illinois Channel contributing correspondent, Jeff Berkowitz, interviews author Heather MacDonald about the increasing tensions, politics and dangers, facing law enforcement officers across...
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Groups Release Study Supporting the Need for Tort Reform in Illinois

From the Union League Club of Chicago:  Members of the Illinois Civil Justice League, release details of a study that they claim lays out...

Chicago to Add Nearly 1,000 New Police Officers to Combat Rise...

Chicago:   Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson announced on September 21, that the City plans to add nearly 1,000 new police officers to the...
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Legal Challenge of the Effort to Reduce Chicago Pension Obligations

From the Illinois Supreme Court -- We hear the oral arguments in the case that challenged the effort of the Emanuel administration to reduce...

Cook County Hit with Sexual Harassment Class-Action Lawsuit by Female Public...

CHICAGO – The Associated Press reports Female public defenders filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in Chicago, which alleges Cook County officials failed to properly...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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